Paperback. On June 11, 1963, in a dramatic gesture that caught the nation's attention, Governor George Wallace physically blocked the entrance to Foster Auditorium on the University of Alabama&#.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 305 pages. 0.612. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: On June 11, 1963, in a dramatic gesture that caught the nation's attention, Governor George Wallace physically blocked the entrance to Foster Auditorium on the University of Alabama's campus. His intent was to defy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach, sent on behalf of the Kennedy administration to force Alabama to accept court-ordered desegregation. After a tense confrontation, President Kennedy federalized the Alabama National Guard and Wallace backed down, allowing Vivian Malone and James Hood to become the first African Americans to enroll successfully at their state's flagship university. That night, John F. Kennedy went on television to declare civil rights a "moral issue" and to commit his administration to this cause. That same night, Medgar Evers was shot dead. In The Schoolhouse Door, E. Culpepper Clark provides a riveting account of the events that led to Wallace's historic stand, tracing a tangle of intrigue and resistance that stretched from the 1940s, when the university rejected black applicants outright, to the post-Brown v. Board of Education era. In these pages, full of courageous black applicants, fist-shaking demonstrators, and powerful politicians, Clark captures the dramatic confrontations that transformed the University of Alabama into a proving ground for the civil rights movement and gave the nation unforgettable symbols for its struggle to achieve racial justice.
About the Author: E. Culpepper Clark is Dean Emeritus of the College of Communication and Information Sciences at The University of Alabama and author of Francis Warrington Dawson and the Politics of Restoration: South Carolina, 1874-1889 and A Sense of Place: Survivors on the Land.
Title: The Schoolhouse Door: Segregation's Last ...
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Book Description 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. 1st. Paperback. On June 11, 1963, in a dramatic gesture that caught the nation's attention, Governor George Wallace physically blocked the entrance to Foster Auditorium on the University.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 305 pages. 0.612. Seller Inventory # 9780817354336